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Measles outbreak in Romania has killed 17 children

Bucharest - A measles outbreak in Romania has killed 17 children and infected thousands more since September due to poverty and an anti-vaccination movement, local media reported Saturday.

Romania's corruption decree ditched for good

Bucharest - Romanian MPs voted Tuesday to definitively shelve a controversial decree that had sought to water down anti-corruption legislation but ended up unleashing the nation's biggest protests in a quarter-century.

Romania's have-a-go heroes fight corruption

Bucharest - Romanian architect Serban Marinescu never thought he'd come up against such brazen corruption. And when a city mayor demanded a backhander, he plucked up his courage and reported him.

EU applauds repeal of Romania corruption decree

Brussels - The EU on Thursday hailed the decision by Romania to reverse a government decree that would have weakened anti-corruption laws and sparked a wave of protests."I really welcome the fact that emergency ordinance 13 has been repealed.

Green light for Romania corruption referendum

Bucharest - Romanian lawmakers unanimously approved Monday a proposal to hold a referendum on corruption after mass protests forced the government to withdraw a decree that would have watered down anti-graft legislation.

Thousands of Romanian protesters return to streets

Bucharest - Tens of thousands of Romanians braved the cold and returned to the streets in protest on Sunday, calling on the government to resign as they accused it of attempting to water down anti-corruption laws."Thieves! Resign!

Thousands of Romanians march against government

Bucharest - Thousands of protesters braved the cold to march in Romania's main cities on Saturday, angered by government attempts to water down anti-corruption laws.

Romania's corruption crusader says danger not over

Bucharest - Romania's government may still try to ease up on punishing graft even after the biggest protests since communism forced it to back down over a controversial decree, Bucharest's chief corruption crusader has warned.

Budapest fumes at 'anti-Hungarian' Dutch brewer Heineken

Budapest - Hungary on Thursday slammed Dutch beer giant Heineken as "anti-Hungarian" as a trademark row in a part of Romania populated mainly by ethnic-Hungarians bubbled over.

Romania's embattled PM survives no-confidence vote

Bucharest - Romania's defiant Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu easily survived a no-confidence vote on Wednesday even as his government continued to face nationwide protests over its efforts to weaken anti-corruption laws.

Romanian president lambasts gov't over crisis

Bucharest - Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday rebuked the leftwing government for doing "too little" to resolve the crisis rocking the country over a corruption decree, but stopped short of calling for its resignation.

Shows of solidarity inspire protest-riven Romania

Bucharest - Until this month, Horia Georgescu had never joined a protest in his life.

Shows of solidarity inspire protest-riven Romania

Bucharest - Until this month, Horia Georgescu had never joined a protest in his life.

Shows of solidarity inspire protest-riven Romania

Bucharest - Until this month, Horia Georgescu had never joined a protest in his life.

Romania government feels heat after record demos

Bucharest - Romanian protesters on Monday demanded their government quit, stepping up pressure after a week of demonstrations unparalleled in ferocity in the three decades since the end of communism.

'Half a million' attend Romania protests

Bucharest - An esimated half-million Romanians took to the street in another night of protests Sunday, with many calling on the government to quit even after it scrapped the corruption legislation that sparked the week of public outrage.

Romania repeals corruption decree after demos: sources

Bucharest - Romania's government formally repealed Sunday contentious corruption legislation that has sparked the biggest protests since the fall of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu in 1989, ministerial sources said.

Mass demos force Romania gov't climbdown

Bucharest - Romania's premier announced Saturday a dramatic climbdown on legislation that had been seen as a retreat on corruption, after the biggest protests since dictator Nicolae Ceausescu was toppled and executed in 1989.

Mass demos force Romania gov't climbdown

Bucharest - Romania's premier announced Saturday a dramatic climbdown on legislation that had been seen as a retreat on corruption, after the biggest protests since dictator Nicolae Ceausescu was toppled and executed in 1989.

Mass demos force Romania gov't climbdown

Bucharest - Romania's premier announced Saturday a dramatic climbdown on legislation that had been seen as a retreat on corruption, after the biggest protests since dictator Nicolae Ceausescu was toppled and executed in 1989.

Young Romanians protest for their futures

Bucharest - Romania's latest government has been in office barely a month and the country is already experiencing its biggest protests since 1989 -- but Laura, an demonstrator in her 30s, is upbeat."Am I optimistic about our future? Yeah!

Romanians dig in over corruption standoff

Bucharest - Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in Romania on Friday over what they see as an alarming backsliding in the fight against corruption, amid a political crisis that shows no sign of easing.

Romania's long battle with corruption

Bucharest - Romanians have protested in huge numbers this week against government decrees that many fear will undermine the long battle against a scourge that has long plagued the EU country: corruption.

Romanian PM defiant after huge protests

Bucharest - Romania's prime minister insisted Thursday that the government will press ahead with decrees decriminalising certain corruption offences, defying the country's biggest protests since the end of communism.

Romania PM stands firm on corruption decrees despite mass protests

Bucharest - Romania's prime minister said Thursday his government will push ahead with decrees decriminalising a range of corruption offences, defying the country's biggest protests since the end of communism.

Romanian PM defiant after huge protests

Bucharest - Romania's prime minister insisted Thursday that the government will press ahead with decrees decriminalising certain corruption offences, defying the country's biggest protests since the end of communism.

Romania anti-govt protests biggest since communism fell

Bucharest - Hundreds of thousands of people hit the streets across Romania to protest against the government's decriminalising of a string of corruption offences, the largest demonstrations since the fall of communism in 1989.

Romanian leftist chief in the dock again

Bucharest - The head of Romania's governing leftist party, who has already been convicted of voter fraud, proclaimed his innocence Tuesday as he went on trial charged with abuse of power.

40,000 Romanians protest against amnesty bill

Bucharest - Around 40,000 demonstrators took to the streets of Bucharest and other Romanian towns Sunday, to protest controversial decrees to pardon corrupt politicians and decriminalise other offences.

EU tells Bulgaria, Romania to do more on corruption

Brussels - Bulgaria and Romania must do more to meet European Union standards on crime, corruption and judicial reform, the EU's executive arm said Wednesday.
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